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  1. Content type: Research

    In the lower Mekong Basin and coastal zones of Southern Vietnam, forests dominated by the genus Melaleuca have two notable features: most have been substantially disturbed by human activity and can now be conside...

    Authors: Da B Tran, Tho V Hoang and Paul Dargusch

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:15

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    REDD+ implementation requires establishment of a system for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV) of forest carbon changes. A challenge for MRV is the lack of satellite based methods that can track not o...

    Authors: Svein Solberg, Belachew Gizachew, Erik Næsset, Terje Gobakken, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Ernest William Mauya, Håkan Olsson, Rogers Malimbwi and Eliakimu Zahabu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:14

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    At the 15th Conference of Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Copenhagen, 2009, harvested wood products were identified as an additional carbon pool. This modification eliminates inconsisten...

    Authors: Marcus Knauf, Michael Köhl, Volker Mues, Konstantin Olschofsky and Arno Frühwald

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:13

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  4. Content type: Research

    Disturbance is a key influence on forest carbon dynamics, but the complexity of spatial and temporal patterns in forest disturbance makes it difficult to quantify their impacts on carbon flux over broad spatia...

    Authors: David P Turner, William D Ritts, Robert E Kennedy, Andrew N Gray and Zhiqiang Yang

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:12

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  5. Content type: Methodology

    Implementing REDD+ renders the development of a measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system necessary to monitor carbon stock changes. MRV systems generally apply a combination of remote sensing techn...

    Authors: Michael Köhl, Charles T Scott, Andrew J Lister, Inez Demon and Daniel Plugge

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:11

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  6. Content type: Research

    Airborne laser scanning (ALS) has recently emerged as a promising tool to acquire auxiliary information for improving aboveground biomass (AGB) estimation in sample-based forest inventories. Under design-based...

    Authors: Ernest William Mauya, Endre Hofstad Hansen, Terje Gobakken, Ole Martin Bollandsås, Rogers Ernest Malimbwi and Erik Næsset

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:10

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  7. Content type: Research

    National and regional aboveground biomass (AGB) estimates are generally computed based on standing stem volume estimates from forest inventories and default biomass expansion factors (BEFs). AGB estimates are ...

    Authors: Tarquinio Mateus Magalhães and Thomas Seifert

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:9

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  8. Content type: Research

    Climate change and the concurrent change in wildfire events and land use comprehensively affect carbon dynamics in both spatial and temporal dimensions. The purpose of this study was to project the spatial and...

    Authors: Shengli Huang, Shuguang Liu, Jinxun Liu, Devendra Dahal, Claudia Young, Brian Davis, Terry L Sohl, Todd J Hawbaker, Ben Sleeter and Zhiliang Zhu

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:7

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  9. Content type: Research

    The new rules for the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry sector under the Kyoto Protocol recognized the importance of Harvested Wood Products (HWP) in climate change mitigation. We used the Tier 2 method p...

    Authors: Roberto Pilli, Giulia Fiorese and Giacomo Grassi

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:6

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  10. Content type: Research

    Conservation and monitoring of tropical forests requires accurate information on their extent and change dynamics. Cloud cover, sensor errors and technical barriers associated with satellite remote sensing dat...

    Authors: Florian Reimer, Gregory P Asner and Shijo Joseph

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:5

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  11. Content type: Research

    Carbon stocks and fluxes in tropical forests remain large sources of uncertainty in the global carbon budget. Airborne lidar remote sensing is a powerful tool for estimating aboveground biomass, provided that ...

    Authors: Veronika Leitold, Michael Keller, Douglas C Morton, Bruce D Cook and Yosio E Shimabukuro

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:3

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  12. Content type: Research

    Estuarine plumes are frequently under strong influence of land-derived inputs of organic matter. These plumes have characteristic physical and chemical conditions, and their morphology and extent in the coasta...

    Authors: Ana P Oliveira, Marcos D Mateus, Graça Cabeçadas and Ramiro Neves

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:2

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  13. Content type: Research

    The terrestrial land surface in West Africa is made up of several types of savanna ecosystems differing in land use changes which modulate gas exchanges between their vegetation and the overlying atmosphere. T...

    Authors: Emmanuel Quansah, Matthias Mauder, Ahmed A Balogun, Leonard K Amekudzi, Luitpold Hingerl, Jan Bliefernicht and Harald Kunstmann

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2015 10:1

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  14. Content type: Methodology

    To implement the REDD+ mechanism (Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation, countries need to prioritize areas to combat future deforestation CO2 emissions, identify the drivers of deforestatio...

    Authors: Naikoa Aguilar-Amuchastegui, Juan Carlos Riveros and Jessica L Forrest

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:10

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  15. Content type: Research

    Land use and land cover change occurring in tropical forest landscapes contributes substantially to carbon emissions. Better insights into the spatial variation of aboveground biomass is therefore needed. By m...

    Authors: Carina Van der Laan, Pita A Verweij, Marcela J Quiñones and André P Faaij

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:8

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  16. Content type: Research

    The high spatio-temporal variability of aboveground biomass (AGB) in tropical forests is a large source of uncertainty in forest carbon stock estimation. Due to their spatial distribution and sampling intensit...

    Authors: Sienna Svob, J Pablo Arroyo-Mora and Margaret Kalacska

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:9

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  17. Content type: Research

    There is a need for new satellite remote sensing methods for monitoring tropical forest carbon stocks. Advanced RADAR instruments on board satellites can contribute with novel methods. RADARs can see through c...

    Authors: Svein Solberg, Erik Næsset, Terje Gobakken and Ole-Martin Bollandsås

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:5

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  18. Content type: Commentary

    For tropical forest carbon to be commoditized, a consistent, globally verifiable system for reporting and monitoring carbon stocks and emissions must be achieved. We call for a global airborne LiDAR campaign t...

    Authors: Joseph Mascaro, Gregory P Asner, Stuart Davies, Alex Dehgan and Sassan Saatchi

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:7

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  19. Content type: Research

    Forests store large amounts of carbon in forest biomass, and this carbon can be released to the atmosphere following forest disturbance or management. In the western US, forest fuel reduction treatments design...

    Authors: Katharine C Kelsey, Kallie L Barnes, Michael G Ryan and Jason C Neff

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:6

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  20. Content type: Research

    A large proportion of the tropical rain forests of central Africa undergo periodic selective logging for timber harvesting. The REDD+ mechanism could promote less intensive logging if revenue from the addition...

    Authors: Michel Ndjondo, Sylvie Gourlet-Fleury, Raphaël J Manlay, Nestor Laurier Engone Obiang, Alfred Ngomanda, Claudia Romero, Florian Claeys and Nicolas Picard

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:4

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  21. Content type: Research

    Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data may be a valuable component of a LIDAR-based carbon monitoring system, but integration of the two observation systems is not without challenges. To explore integration ...

    Authors: Kristofer D Johnson, Richard Birdsey, Andrew O Finley, Anu Swantaran, Ralph Dubayah, Craig Wayson and Rachel Riemann

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:3

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  22. Content type: Research

    The carbon stored in vegetation varies across tropical landscapes due to a complex mix of climatic and edaphic variables, as well as direct human interventions such as deforestation and forest degradation. Map...

    Authors: Simon Willcock, Oliver L Phillips, Philip J Platts, Andrew Balmford, Neil D Burgess, Jon C Lovett, Antje Ahrends, Julian Bayliss, Nike Doggart, Kathryn Doody, Eibleis Fanning, Jonathan MH Green, Jaclyn Hall, Kim L Howell, Rob Marchant, Andrew R Marshall…

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:2

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Carbon Balance and Management 2017 12:20

  23. Content type: Research

    Forest resources supply a wide range of environmental services like mitigation of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). As climate is changing, forest managers have added pressure to obtain fo...

    Authors: Fabián B Gálvez, Andrew T Hudak, John C Byrne, Nicholas L Crookston and Robert F Keefe

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2014 9:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    The United Nation’s Program for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) aims to reduce the 20% contribution to global emissions of greenhouse gases from the forest sector, offering...

    Authors: Natasha S Ribeiro, Céu N Matos, Isabel R Moura, Robert A Washington-Allen and Ana I Ribeiro

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:11

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  25. Content type: Research

    Mapping the aboveground biomass of tropical forests is essential both for implementing conservation policy and reducing uncertainties in the global carbon cycle. Two medium resolution (500 m – 1000 m) pantropi...

    Authors: Edward TA Mitchard, Sassan S Saatchi, Alessandro Baccini, Gregory P Asner, Scott J Goetz, Nancy L Harris and Sandra Brown

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:10

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  26. Content type: Research

    The objective of this study was to demonstrate a new, cost-effective method to define the sustainable amounts of harvested wood products in Southeast Asian countries case studies, while avoiding degradation (n...

    Authors: Christopher Potter, Steven Klooster, Vanessa Genovese and Cyrus Hiatt

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:9

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  27. Content type: Research

    Increases in the spatial extent and density of woody plants relative to herbaceous species have been observed across many ecosystems. These changes can have large effects on ecosystem carbon stocks and therefo...

    Authors: Daniel P Fernandez, Jason C Neff, Cho-ying Huang, Gregory P Asner and Nichole N Barger

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:8

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  28. Content type: Research

    High fidelity carbon mapping has the potential to greatly advance national resource management and to encourage international action toward climate change mitigation. However, carbon inventories based on field...

    Authors: Gregory P Asner, Joseph Mascaro, Christopher Anderson, David E Knapp, Roberta E Martin, Ty Kennedy-Bowdoin, Michiel van Breugel, Stuart Davies, Jefferson S Hall, Helene C Muller-Landau, Catherine Potvin, Wayne Sousa, Joseph Wright and Eldridge Bermingham

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:7

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  29. Content type: Methodology

    Forests contribute to climate change mitigation by storing carbon in tree biomass. The amount of carbon stored in this carbon pool is estimated by using either allometric equations or biomass expansion factors...

    Authors: Carlos Roberto Sanquetta, Jaime Wojciechowski, Ana Paula Dalla Corte, Aurélio Lourenço Rodrigues and Greyce Charllyne Benedet Maas

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:6

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  30. Content type: Research

    A regional-scale sensitivity study has been carried out to investigate the climatic effects of forest cover change in Europe. Applying REMO (regional climate model of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology),...

    Authors: Borbála Gálos, Stefan Hagemann, Andreas Hänsler, Georg Kindermann, Diana Rechid, Kevin Sieck, Claas Teichmann and Daniela Jacob

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:3

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  31. Content type: Research

    Forests play an important role in the global carbon flow. They can store carbon and can also provide wood which can substitute other materials. In EU27 the standing biomass is steadily increasing. Increments a...

    Authors: Georg E Kindermann, Stefan Schörghuber, Tapio Linkosalo, Anabel Sanchez, Werner Rammer, Rupert Seidl and Manfred J Lexer

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:2

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  32. Content type: Research

    The U.S. has been providing national-scale estimates of forest carbon (C) stocks and stock change to meet United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reporting requirements for years. Althou...

    Authors: Barry Tyler Wilson, Christopher W Woodall and Douglas M Griffith

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2013 8:1

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  33. Content type: Research

    Regrowing tropical forests worldwide sequester important amounts of carbon and restore part of the C emissions emitted by deforestation. However, there are large uncertainties concerning the rates of carbon ac...

    Authors: Carlos A Sierra, Jorge I del Valle and Hector I Restrepo

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:12

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  34. Content type: Research

    Unmanaged or old-growth forests are of paramount importance for carbon sequestration and thus for the mitigation of climate change among further implications, e.g. biodiversity aspects. Still, the importance o...

    Authors: Joachim Krug, Michael Koehl and Dierk Kownatzki

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:11

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  35. Content type: Research

    Lidar height data collected by the Geosciences Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) from 2002 to 2008 has the potential to form the basis of a globally consistent sample-based inventory of forest biomass. GLAS lidar ...

    Authors: Sean P Healey, Paul L Patterson, Sassan Saatchi, Michael A Lefsky, Andrew J Lister and Elizabeth A Freeman

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:10

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  36. Content type: Research

    Forest fuel treatments have been proposed as tools to stabilize carbon stocks in fire-prone forests in the Western U.S.A. Although fuel treatments such as thinning and burning are known to immediately reduce f...

    Authors: Chris H Carlson, Solomon Z Dobrowski and Hugh D Safford

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:7

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  37. Content type: Research

    Forests of the Midwest U.S. provide numerous ecosystem services. Two of these, carbon sequestration and wood production, are often portrayed as conflicting. Currently, carbon management and biofuel policies ar...

    Authors: Scott D Peckham, Stith T Gower and Joseph Buongiorno

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:6

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  38. Content type: Research

    No consensus has been reached how to measure the effectiveness of climate change mitigation in the land-use sector and how to prioritize land use accordingly. We used the long-term cumulative and average secto...

    Authors: Hannes Böttcher, Annette Freibauer, Yvonne Scholz, Vincent Gitz, Philippe Ciais, Martina Mund, Thomas Wutzler and Ernst-Detlef Schulze

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:5

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  39. Content type: Research

    In agricultural regions, streamside forests have been reduced in age and extent, or removed entirely to maximize arable cropland. Restoring and reforesting such riparian zones to mature forest, particularly al...

    Authors: Richard D Rheinhardt, Mark M Brinson, Gregory F Meyer and Kevin H Miller

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:4

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  40. Content type: Research

    Process based vegetation models are central to understand the hydrological and carbon cycle. To achieve useful results at regional to global scales, such models require various input data from a wide range of ...

    Authors: Markus Tum, Franziska Strauss, Ian McCallum, Kurt Günther and Erwin Schmid

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:3

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  41. Content type: Research

    Accurate, high-resolution mapping of aboveground carbon density (ACD, Mg C ha-1) could provide insight into human and environmental controls over ecosystem state and functioning, and could support conservation an...

    Authors: Gregory P Asner, John K Clark, Joseph Mascaro, Romuald Vaudry, K Dana Chadwick, Ghislain Vieilledent, Maminiaina Rasamoelina, Aravindh Balaji, Ty Kennedy-Bowdoin, Léna Maatoug, Matthew S Colgan and David E Knapp

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:2

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  42. Content type: Research

    Global forests capture and store significant amounts of CO2 through photosynthesis. When carbon is removed from forests through harvest, a portion of the harvested carbon is stored in wood products, often for man...

    Authors: Keith D Stockmann, Nathaniel M Anderson, Kenneth E Skog, Sean P Healey, Dan R Loeffler, Greg Jones and James F Morrison

    Citation: Carbon Balance and Management 2012 7:1

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